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31 Max Scherzer SP

Washington Nationals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
98%89%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
191.115-602.5925353
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2016WAS2072.9634341000228.1165777531656284
2017WAS1562.5929292000191.11226155211153253

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Nationals' Max Scherzer: Strikes out 10 in win over Mets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (16-6) allowed one run over six innings to earn the win Sunday against the Mets, allowing three hits with one walk and 10 strikeouts.

Scherzer was electric in this one, throwing 68 percent of his pitches for strikes while reaching double-digit punchouts for the first time in five outings. He allowed a solo home run to Brandon Nimmo in the first inning but was dominant the rest of the way and likely could have continued beyond the 87 pitches he threw before his removal. Szherzer stumbled a bit in two starts at the start of September, but he has won each of his last two, allowing just two runs with a 17:2 K:BB over 17 innings in that span. He will next get the ball Friday against the Pirates, though he could be rested if there is nothing to play for at that time.

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Nationals' Max Scherzer: Rebounds with strong performance Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (15-6) was credited with the win Tuesday against the Braves. He allowed two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out seven over seven innings.

Scherzer pounded the strike zone Tuesday, throwing 83 of his 112 pitches for strikes in the Nationals' 4-2 win. It was a reassuring bounceback performance by the former Cy Young, who allowed seven runs over six innings in a start against the Braves just six days ago. With his seven strikeouts Tuesday, Scherzer became the fourth major-league pitcher to record four-straight 250+ strikeout seasons. The last pitcher to achieve that lofty milestone was Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez (1997-2000). Scherzer will look to build on his shiny 2.59 ERA in his upcoming Sunday start against the Phillies.

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Nationals' Max Scherzer: Runs out of gas Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (14-6) took the loss after allowing seven runs on seven hits and six walks over six innings Wednesday against the Braves. He struck out seven batters.

Scherzer was sharp through six innings, allowing two runs and striking out seven batters on 97 pitches, before he ran into a wall in the seventh frame. He faced five batters; after issuing three straight walks and allowing a two-run single, Scherzer intentionally walked Freddie Freeman to load the bases. He then handed the ball off to Brandon Kintzler, who subsequently conceded a grand slam, adding another three earned runs onto Scherzer's line. Manager Dusty Baker said the game plan was to allow his ace to pitch past 110 pitches in order to help build his stamina for the postseason, which explains why the 33-year-old was left in despite walking more batters in a row than he ever has before. "We were thinking long run instead of short run," Baker said after the contest. While the plan may have helped Scherzer in the long run, it hurt his fantasy owners; the seven runs and six walks allowed were each season highs for him, and his ERA jumped nearly 0.30 points following the outing, though it still sits at a shiny 2.59 through 184.1 innings this season. His next start will come on an extra day of rest -- which is part of the reason why he pushed himself -- Tuesday against the Braves.

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Nationals' Max Scherzer: Collects 14th victory of campaign
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (14-5) allowed four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out seven across six innings to earn the victory Friday against the Phillies.

Scherzer gave up a three-run homer in the first inning, but settled down well while the Nationals offense gave him plenty of run support, leading to his 14th victory of the campaign. Despite the mediocre outing, he continues to be a fantasy ace, as evidenced by his 2.32 ERA. He'll make his next start Thursday against the Braves.

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Nationals' Max Scherzer: Confirmed for start Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (calf) has been confirmed as the starting pitcher for Friday's game against the Phillies, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Scherzer exited his last outing with a bruised calf after being struck by a liner, but the ace has been cleared to make his next start on schedule after tossing a pain-free bullpen session Wednesday. The 33-year-old was never too worried about the issue, and he should be deployed confidently in all formats as he toes the rubber against the Phillies on Friday. Scherzer owns an impressive 2.19 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 232:43 K:BB across 172.1 innings this season.

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs New York 22.021 3.680426
vs LHB 95.200 2.73036105
vs RHB 95.200 2.45017148
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
8/7MIA0007.05229
8/13SF0007.052110
8/28MIA1007.051210
9/2@MIL0005.02122
9/8PHI1006.06437
9/13ATL0106.07767
9/19@ATL1007.05217
Two Week Schedule
SEPTEMBER
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
17
LAD
W7-1
18
19
@Atl
W4-2
20
@Atl
W7-3
21
@Atl
L2-3
22
@NYM
L6-7
23
@NYM
W4-3
24
@NYM
W3-2
25
@Phi
7:05 pm
26
@Phi
7:05 pm
27
@Phi
7:05 pm
28
Pitt
7:05 pm
29
Pitt
7:05 pm
30
Pitt
7:05 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
25

13

59

1

30

36

3

35

36

52

30

22

60

17

26

4

25

3

40

0
0
38

14

-3

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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2008ARI04 3.051670000 56.0482419552166
2009ARI911 4.1230300000 170.11669478201063174
2010DET1211 3.5031310000 195.2174847620770184
2011DET159 4.4333330000 195.02071019629756174
2012DET167 3.7432320000 187.2179827823560231
2013DET213 2.9032320000 214.1152736918456240
2014DET185 3.1533331100 220.1196807718663252
2015WAS1412 2.7933334300 228.2176747127534276
2016WAS207 2.9634341000 228.1165777531656284
2017WAS156 2.5929292000 191.11226155211153253
Total 14075 3.3130329484001887.21585750694212665322134
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2008ARI171310001400 .071 .000 .000
2009ARI31534120331700 .268 .264 .226
2010DET31200000000 .000 .000 .000
2011DET33400000000 .000 .000 .000
2012DET32200000100 .000 .000 .000
2013DET32301010000 .333 .667 .333
2014DET33200000100 .000 .000 .000
2015WAS34694150022300 .239 .217 .217
2016WAS347041301223000 .208 .200 .186
2017WAS29593101541400 .222 .220 .169
Total 3062771651121129000 .218 .209 .184
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2008ARIP167104512 .900
2009ARIP303035151823 .943
2010DETP313130141420 .933
2011DETP3333231112021.000
2012DETP32322281310 .955
2013DETP323241172130 .927
2014DETP33332791712 .963
2015WASP333329722001.000
2016WASP343432121911 .969
2017WASP2929199911 .947
Total  3032942681061501211 .955
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2008ARI15146 1.2201002 .234237 11.9 .3320
2009ARI1164164 1.05106115 .253741 12.6 .4260
2010DET1170194 0.981713108 .244800 11.5 .3830
2011DET1177212 0.901293012 .272833 12.5 .4550
2012DET2128184 0.74159312 .250787 11.7 .4090
2013DET0151233 0.69148416 .198836 8.9 .3290
2014DET1162225 0.7913100110 .238904 10.8 .3680
2015WAS2173235 0.76620110 .208899 8.5 .3580
2016WAS2157233 0.7083112 .199902 8.9 .3650
2017WAS2131176 0.8253004 .180746 8.7 .3220
Total 1314641902 0.821006413661 .2277685 10.4 .3770
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2011DET11 5.74430000 15.215101011914
2012DET10 2.08330000 17.1125410426
2013DET21 2.82430000 22.11277121134
2014DET01 6.14110000 7.17552116
2016WAS01 3.75220000 12.0105531212
Total 44 3.7414120000 74.2563231852792
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2007 AA-Mobile44 3.911414000 73.2643832344076
2007IND-Fort Worth10 0.5633000 16.092101425
2007 A-Visalia20 0.5333000 17.051101230
2008AAA-Tucson11 2.721310000 53.0351916222279
2009AFA-Visalia00 2.0811000 4.11210145
2010AAA-Toledo Mud Hens20 0.6022000 15.041100217
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/211
Birthdate:
7/27/1984
Age:
33
Hometown:
St. Louis, MO
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Washington Nationals
College:
Missouri
MLB Experience:
10
Awards:

2013: AL Cy Young
2016: NL Cy Young;NL Strike Out Leader